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By 



Rev. D. B. Marsh, 

ScD., F.K.A.S. 

HAMILTON. 
ONT. 



The Heavens 
« Declare the* 
Glory oF God 

By 
Rev. D B. Marsh, Sc.D., F.RA.S 



" Each of those stars is a religioui house ; 
I saw their altars smoke, ihcir incense rise, 
And heard hosannas ring through every sphere." 






CMtmiaeeetdma to Act of 
Ik PiiCnaUiiCuKli 
ia On ye« ow thgoMad 
MM hkMcir^ ud u. br 
REV. D. B. MARSH. 
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PlMt«inpha(i. by the Author, with 5-iiich Biuheir lelneopr. 

MOON AT FIRST QUARTER 
June 29th. 1906 



Soor. as the evening's shades prevail. 
The Moon takes up the wondrous falc : 
And nightly to the listening canh 
Repeats the story f her binh. 



8l|f Iframtu 9»rlarr tifi (Urntjg 
of Sob 

rAT great ceiling frenrd 
with gdd. and ornamented 
with quivering points of 
light, supported without piHars, 
without abutments or Foundatiors; 
that stately canopy, bedecked 
with stars, aixi k' Iciently spacious 
to form a cov ig for suns iiv 
numerable, and their pianetary 
companions, has from all time 
been the study of him w( is 
made like unto his God. 

9rom time unknown man has 
sought to learn the great book 
open before him. To know 
something of those mighty orbs 
that roll along the space of the 
sky and to trace the Creator's 
steps in yonder starry plains, has 



twen the desire oF thoughtful 
oiui from time immemorial. 

As the glories oF spring give 
4IS a view oF the work oF the 
great artist, as the stores oF nature 
reveal dw beneficence oF the 
4)ountiful provider, as the mid'day 
aun gives us a ray oF his eternal 
'brightness, so surely the caverns 
of stellar space introduce us to 
<he mysteries of the perfections 
of the ALMIGHTY. 

Wne Bible reveab Cod's love 
andmercy. The book oF nature 
presents His wisdom and His 
goodness: but yonder starry 
vault with wide-open pages dis- 
plays His power, and His glory. 
QIhe sun with his radiant 
hono 3, the moon with her pale 
Jight oF molten silver, the planets 
in their unutterable silence, the 
stars like thousands of golden 
tapers fixed in their sockets, all 
pouring out their light, tell die 




Piralacnphed, by the Author, with 5-inch Bruhear ideicope. 

FULL MOON. JULY 5th. 1906 



" It ihall be established for ever u the moon, and as 
a faithful witness in heaven." — Ps. 89 : 37. 



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'!('PE5r '' "iW^lW4" 



story of HIS OMNIPO- 
TENCE. 

Cooking upward to the sky on 
a clear moonless night, shkiing 
points meet the eye in every 
direction. As I gaze upward to 
that gilded roof with those 
celestial lamps glinering through 
die gkxmi — Stars, meihinb you 
beckon mel Eternal lamps, your 
splendor inspires me! Divine, 
monitors, I understand your 
meaning, and I, even I, also wiH 
strive to obey Him who said: 
" Let your light so shine among 
men. 

So inquire into the mysteiy tif 
those coundess orbs circling 
through never-ending time ii> 
limidesi space, to lift the curtain 
of nature and to inquire into die 
great cosmos, has been the eflfbrt 
of man in the past — is the effort 
of man now— and wiD be for 
aS time to come. With all die 



knowledge of ceoturies &t his 
feet, with the best instrumental 
equipment that tfie world to-day 
can provide, with the spectro- 
scope — that subtle thing of recent 
invention by which light waves 
are measured and classified — the 
sensitive plate, the climax of the 
chemical laboratory — the lelc- 
scope, the fi^it of man's genius, 
by which he can pierce the 
gloom far beyond the pall of 
«arthly night — with the faith of 
the patriarchs, prophets, apostles 
and martyre to stand upon; yet 
with all this, man is able only to 
spell but a syllable of His eternal 
name, and catch but a glimpse 
of His Glory. 

As the mysteries of the love 
of God to the world can never 
be fathomed, as the secrets of 
nature upon the ocean wave, on 
the mr jntain top, in the flower 
of tl.e field, or in the bowels of 



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Pbotogrtpbed by the Authot. 



THE SUN. JULY 27th, 1906 



For (he Lord God is a sun." — Ps. 84 : 1 1. 



'■■gR'j ^At-sn^^mamuBBr- 



*e eanh can never by nun be 
"ndentood, neither can mkn ever 
y°^ the mysteries concealed 
in the depths oF^jace. 

(Doniemplating the star-strewn 
hea'yens, die poet Shelley wrote : 

"Bdow stretched the universe ihtn, 
rar as the remotest line 
That bounds imagination's flight. 
Countless and unending orbs 
jn mazy motion intermingleA 
Yet each fUfiUed immutably 
Eternal nature's law. 
Above, below, around, 
The circling systems formed 
A wilderness of harmony ; 
Each with undeviating aim. 
In eloquent silence, dirough the 

depth of space. 
Pursued its wondrous way." 

fflhe abyss of this immense 
concave, radiant with millions of 
constellations, tinged with shades 
of infinite color, surely is a won- 
<lrous sight, and mocks aU human 
grandeur. 



"3»y proud •rch, buik with divine 
•inbition. 

Builtindiidtinoflimii. 
BuihintheiMteofheavea 
VMtconcAvc: 4inpledome: 
Wmi thou designed • meet «p4rt- 
me-itfwdeity?" 

b it b>- this, THY POWER 
*nd GLORY to man is revealed ? 
Wn a clear night about fixir 
Aousand stars are visible to the 
"nwtedeye. With a large tele- 
scope, such as the Lick or the 
Ywkes, about one hundred 
millions can be seen. By the 
•W of ihe photographic plate, 
one thousand millions are re- 
waled. But these are not alL 
For only from the vestibule of 
HIS great house arc these photo- 
ff»l*s taken. The poet, caught 
«Jp by the Spirit of God, wrote: 

"^^t>^ forth, O man, yon azure 
round survey. 



'^**^: miion, mor. bUi, 
"'*'» wmottr does." 

«heunJmMabledepdi$ of ether. 
Whir *1^'°'' «*»*»" I 
Wh«veJoc«y of motion} W^ 

AtiSrS^ Povver of the 
ALMIGHTY could bowl them 
^theci,x:u« of the heaved 
w«h such accuracy? GOD 
'T^J-h^Poims those p^, 
derous bodies. He kindled Sse 
^fi-^ that fill the fbnamS 
"^ mysterious light. He 
weighed them in the balanced 



of Hii mighi. and by the breath 
of Hb nodrib they sweep to the 
riwres of eternity, returning only 
u His laws direct. " For evw 
singing as they shine, the hand 
thai made us is divine." 

If e winds thut Kswl in the 
stormy blast, or whisper in the 
breeze of summer; ye waves 
that wash the beach of corai 
strands, join in the chorus. Ye 
Ughmingi blaze to Hb honor. 
Thunders, sound His praise. 
Oceans, roH the anthem. Minutest 
creatioa display His meekness. 
Ye planets that roll in your 
printe>«J glory, take up the strain. 
Great Suns; address your homage 
to Him who kindled your fires I 
Maicslic dome, giMed roof, 
azure canopy, what a display 
of the Power and Glory of the 
ALMIGHTY I 




Pkrtojriplwl by Pn^taof Rilehic. Yerbi Oneivtiorr. 

N. G. C. 6992. CYGNU5. 

• Lift up your eyes on hijK and behold who huh creued 
ihese ihingi. ihu brintelh out iheir host b/ number : 
he ulleth ihem all by names by the greatness of hit 
might, for that he is strong in power: not -- 
faileth."— Iia. <0 : 26.